Location
San Marcos, TX
Undergrads
24,223
Tuition (in-state)
$16,858 ($7,732)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Junior

Computers: There are computers everywhere, and they are great to sit and to do your work. You get 2,500 prints and that can last you till the end of the semester. I only have a tablet because there are so many computers around that there was no reason to buy a computer.

5 College Junior

Transportation: If you can get an apartment on the bus route, its a life saver. They are fast and they are usually not full if you know the times to go.

3 College Junior

Weather: Its really not bad, only during the winter if you have to walk across campus in the cold and the rain. Once you learn the short cuts and ways to go through buildings to get to your class your golden.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: mostly anything that you could have ever wanted, and if there isn't Austin, TX is just a short distance away.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: I have heard people talk about it, but I have never seen people do them, or bringing them to campus.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Plenty of places to go and eat, and theres a huge shopping center here.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: The people are really helpful, but its just a lot of steps and the people are demanded so much that it takes awhile for them to help you.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: Greeks are everywhere and they are always talking among themselves like no one else is there. Non-greeks say they pay to have a social scene. However, some are really nice and do great things for the community, and those would be the honor greeks.

3 College Junior

Academics: Some topics are really fun and exciting, and you can tell the professors really loves their jobs. Then, there are others like most of the biology courses where you have professors who only want to do research and the teaching is just a burden.

1 College Junior

Majors: All other majors are fun, and all the college students seem to really enjoy their college career. However, biology is horrible and everyone that I talk to either just don't have a life, or hate the fact that they picked this major. Those who love this, best of luck!

4 College Junior

Majors: During student teaching you really learn on how to interact with the teachers and the students. It is a great way to know what your getting into teaching, and to be able to acquire skills your teacher will show you to better your ways of teaching.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are programs that will help you get to where you need to go at night, but they take a long time to get to you. Its faster to walk alone, but the campus is really dark and there are shadows everywhere. To feel safe you need to make sure you have a partner at all times at night.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Situated between Austin (with tons to see and do) and San Antonio (some things to do), it is a great location. There are also plenty of things to do in San Marcos.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The strictest thing here is the parking, not quite enough of it so don't try to park somewhere where your permit doesn't allow; you will get ticketed.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Overall, the computing experience on campus is pretty outstanding in every facet.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Located really close to Austin, so choices are plenty. There is also a train station and bus station in town.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Occasionally you will hear stories of issues, but I feel safe walking around day or night.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The business college is fantastic! Beautiful, modern and great instructors in my computer information systems major.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not enough housing for most students, but alot of new construction of nice housing.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Hot days make for lots of tubing and volleyball!

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Policies and help is available to the students, but it is not uncommon for partying to happen with drinking and some drugs.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Other students say they have fun, but I never really checked out the scene.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Now that the school is Division I, we are getting to play better competition and all of the facilities have been ramped up for the bigger crowds.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Very diverse population in every regard, which makes it great!

3 College Freshman

Weather: Very bipolar, great in the summer though.

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Nate Stanley
Hometown
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Major
Anthropology
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Texas State is such a friendly, open, accepting university. It's not a super huge college, so the people aren't stuck-up or cocky like you might find at bigger universities. It's very relaxed on campus, and there's a very chill atmosphere surrounding the city of San Marcos, as well. You can feel at home at Texas State, and you'll be surprised to find how easy it is to make friends.

Texas State is superb in making sure its students are offered the opportunities they need to gain skills that will make them the most competitive in their field. Being a smaller university makes it even easier for academic advisers and professors to take the extra time to talk to students one-on-one about their future career paths. The professors and advisers are always eager to help. 

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